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March 29, 2005

Intelliseek BlogPulse 2.0, new look for the site with new features

I've never been one who cared much about all the blog topic trackers that run across the blogosphere. Reasons: 1) I've never been clear on how they set-up their definition of what they track, i.e. the old - blog vs. journal vs. they are all blogs - debate; 2) I do cross-sectional research so I'm more interested in what my dataset is telling me then I am what a general tracker is telling me; 3) I don't really write a filter blog - though I do a lot of filtering within the blog - so "what's hot" doesn't matter to me; and 4) I've never been one to follow the pack so why start now.

Well this morning at The Blog Herald the post Intelliseek's BlogPulse 2.0 launched, over 9.3 million blogs tracked, caught my eye. You see the 9.4 million (current number) tracked by Intelliseek BlogPulse is more then the 9.2 million (current number) tracked by PubSub, though it is a modest increase. I've been looking at PubSub as a source for research corpi, so if BlogPulse is tracking more blogs it is worth a look to see if there is a way to pull usable corpi out of its system.

After playing around with the site I think it is potentially useful, especially with topic tracking. I can see myself using it in a research project to check the popularity of topics I find in my corpi against the blogosphere as a whole. But the site will not be helpful in setting up research corpi, they allow no significant access to individual blogs, BlogPulse is primary an analysis engine.  Think I'll stick to PubSub for now, where I can do the analysis myself.

Posted by prolurkr at March 29, 2005 09:13 AM

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